The man charged with the kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl arrives at a Karachi, Pakistan, court in 2002. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh had his murder conviction overturned this year and was ordered released.

FILE – In this March 29, 2002, file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s abduction, arrives at a court in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl. Instead, the court found Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in jail. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, file)